Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.



£1,405raised of £5,000 target by 21 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Digitally Map Kildownet Old Cemetery in Achill Island

Kildownet, Derrens, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Eire
10 days to go

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


Kildownet Graveyard is the oldest burial ground in Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. It dates back to the 1700’s and contains the burial plots of families from every village in the parish of Achill it also includes the graves of the Clew Bay and Kirkintilloch disasters ( A local committee in conjunction with the Achill Historical and Archaeological Society intend to carry out a survey of the graveyard and digitally record every headstone and record their inscriptions. Every headstone will be photographed with a brief history of the families buried there.
When the survey is complete it will be assessable free of charge on a website where those who wish to find their family graves and can do so by using a number of criteria such as surname, place of birth, date of death etc.
The Achill Field School who have previously completed an excellent survey in the Old Graveyard in Bunnacurry will be commissioned to carry out this survey.
The total cost of the project will be in the region of €10,000 and the committee are delighted that Martin Creighton, Patrick McLoughlin and their friends have offered to help us fundraise for this worthwhile project by organising a motor cycle run (c. 530miles ea way) from London to Achill. Marty, Patrick and friends will leave London on Thurs 31st May and hope to arrive at the Old Cemetery, Kildownet in Achill on the evening of Fri 1st June at approx. 18:00.

Our start point will be at Wickes, 317 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2 6JN where we will be looking to meeting at approx 12:30 and setting off at 13:00 on the 31st May. On Friday 1st June we will be setting off from Dublin Port at approx midday for the final part of our journey.
Anyone wishing to join us on this bike ride, either on the English side or the Irish (or both!) would be more than welcome and it would be much appreciated. There will be many stops on either side of the pond so feel free to come and say hello.
You can contact us via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or donate directly to our JustGiving page.
We would ask you to please support Marty, Patrick and friends and help us record our heritage.

Share this story



  • Martin Creighton3 months ago
    Martin Creighton

    Martin Creighton

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Share this update to help us raise more

4 months ago

Martin Creighton started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 6/15/2018 6:28 AM



  • Christopher Barron

    Christopher Barron

    Jun 15, 2018

    Just wanted to make sure you’d do it first!!! Next time do it on a bicycle!!! Well done bulldog chops!


  • Alan Smiles

    Alan Smiles

    Jun 11, 2018

    Good luck in raising the funds required. From A&M Electricals Ltd


  • Anonymous


    Jun 9, 2018

  • Michael O'Hanlon

    Michael O'Hanlon

    Jun 5, 2018

    A good cause

  • Chuck Corrigan & family

    Chuck Corrigan & family

    Jun 1, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Jun 1, 2018

    Donated by Annie O’Donnell yesterday at our start point.Many thanks and greatly appreciated.


  • Anonymous


    May 31, 2018

    Good luck Guys & Have a Safe Journey luv SarahMarie, Thomas & Jessica x


Martin Creighton

Become a supporter

Help Martin Creighton raise more

About the fundraiser
Martin Creighton

Martin Creighton

Kildownet, Derrens, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Eire

Marty and Patrick are cousins with their own Grandmother and other family members buried in the old cemetery and are looking to support our local community with this initiative.

Report this Page

* JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.